Love is in the air for this buttercream recipe! It’s a classic wedding cake frosting because of the pure white color you can achieve. This snow white frosting recipe is great for piping borders and creating beautiful buttercream flowers.
Measuring the powdered sugar carefully is important to achieve the right texture for this recipe. Each cup of powdered sugar should weigh about 4 ounces. If the powdered sugar is packed tightly into the measuring cup, the frosting may have a drier consistency.
The all shortening “buttercream” allows for the purest of white color which is the perfect base for any color. Butter can tint the frosting yellow, making it more difficult to match colors.
To store: Frosting should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks and can be frozen for up to 6 weeks. Bring back to room temperature and re-whip before using.
Frosted cakes can be stored at room temperature for two to three days.
To color: Use Icing Colors or food coloring to tint frosting to any color without disturbing the consistency of the frosting.
Learn how to fix runny frosting with these buttercream frosting tips and tricks. We’ll help answer your common buttercream questions such as how to fix grainy buttercream frosting and how to make frosting thicker for piping.
If you love decorating roll-out cookies or piping flowers, chances are you’ve used meringue powder to make your icing. Meringue powder is a must for making royal icing, meringue cookies and stabilizing marshmallow or whipped cream frosting.